COTYS. Cotys, when one gave him a leopard, gave him
a lion for it. He was naturally prone to anger, and severely punished the miscarriages of his servants. When a
stranger brought him some earthen vessels, thin and brittle,
but delicately shaped and admirably adorned with sculptures, he requited the stranger for them, and then brake
them all in pieces, Lest (said he) my passion should provoke me to punish excessively those that brake them.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Morals. Translated from the Greek by several hands. Corrected and revised by. William W. Goodwin, PH. D. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. Cambridge. Press Of John Wilson and son. 1874. 1.
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